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that change after he read it? he is next with tracy byrnes and ashley webster. don't miss it. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ tracy: good afternoon, i'm tracy byrnes. ashley: i'm ashley webster. targeting success. the president's budget aims to boost taxes on the wealthy and restart fiscal talks with republicans. former congressional budget office douglas holtz-eakin, he says the plan is full of gimmicks and he will be here within moment. >> dow 15,000 is within reach. the stocks are surging to new records. s&p 500 gaining more than 1%. chad morgan lander will tell us how to play this record market now. ashley: we were supposed to bring you fed minutes this hour but they were mistakenly rel
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the economy. he will join tracy byrnes and ashley webster in our next hour on markets now. now for more on jcpenney's. >> one of the reasons the board may have taken him is because the have strong relationships with vendors. one of the problems jcpenney's has faced in the past is the decision to get rid of coupons and sales, it also may have been the final nail in the coffin. >> coupons create a sense of urgency for shoppers to get into the store that day, that we, that weekend. all the other competitors, now they are closing in for the kill. a mistake that may come back into hot jcpenney. the new ceo, former ceo at one point, under him, by the way, sales fell. at the end of the day, here is what this boils down to. according to standard, it was less than adequate liquidity. some people believe about a billion dollars on hand. not enough to help them get through this transition. back to you. lori: that is troubling. i cannot remember a world without jcpenney. melissa: $24.4 billion is not enough. one of the biggest investors call the buyout offer inadequate. lori: lou dobbs weighs in on
is unprecedented. he will join tracy byrnes and ashley webster here on fox business. tracy: happy monday, i'm tracy byrnes. ashley: i'm ashley webster. is the market record run a bubble about to pop? former reagan budget director david stockman says yes and a collapse is coming and time to hide out in cash but is he right on the money we'll talk with one top strategist who says, no way. that's coming up. tracy: a critical bankruptcy ruling on stockton, california, could come any minute. fox news's judge andrew napolitano will tell us how the case will impact cities pensions around the country. ashley: small business, big ideas. we'll meet the founder of one health food snack maker making pretty healthy profits being way ahead of the gluten-free craze. tracy: they're so good too. top of the hour. time for stocks. we go down to nicole petallides. stocks off the worst levels of the day, nicole but you know, we're still in the red. >> we are indeed after a great first quarter for all the bulls out there looking at new highs. we set record intraday highs for the dow jones industrial average. only to pul
to kick our economy into overdrive. i'm tracy byrnes in for brenda buttner. jerry g smith, toe lynn smith, jonas max ferris and witness, john, time to scrap the tax code altogether. will it help jump start this economy? >> yes, it will help jump start this economy, we have over 72,000 plus pages right now of tax code because we've had decade after decade of politicians giving favors to different people and we cannot simply put more bandaids on it. and what are we going to do, put more on top of those pages? it costs americans 34 billion dollars a year in compliance right now, we're at historic lows as far as revenue to gdp, 15 to 16% and the only way to get there fairly is to completely overhaul this antiquated horribly system. >> i'm with him 110%. how are you going to get through the lobbyists and special interest groups, and marching out to get the political favors done for the constituents? >> look, the points are true except that you can't get from point a to point b. the special interest groups are groups like home owners and people with kids and people money in an ira. what makes i
to an investment firm. could it open up a new venue. >> for inviter trading cases  tracy: happy thursday i'm tracy byrnes, i'm adam shapiro. apple is baking a bite out of markets. trading for $400 a for the first time since december 2011. we'll have the latest on apple and other markets. tracy: a after a congressional aide leaked market moving information to an investment firm. now the sec is on the case. are these firms guilty of insider trading? adam has former sec chairman harvey pitt. he will weigh in. adam: the consumer financial protection bureau is spending $20 million to buy personal financial data about you. we'll tell you what they're doing with that information. tracy: freaky. adam: i don't know. they're buying it from experion and, the people that already have it. tracy: so they know i'm broke? that is no secret i guess, it is top of the hour. we want to check stocks. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. and, nicole, wow, apple is really in trouble it would seem with a lot of their investors. >> i will go ahead and lead with that that's what we're seei
in the wake of boston bombing. judge andrew napolitano breaks it down next with tracy and ashley next on fox business. don't miss it. change makes people nervous. but i see a rld bursting with opportunity, with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. emergingarkets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. is engngineered for comfort. like parts that create your perfect temperature and humidity or the parts that purify the air. together, these parts can cut your heating and cooling bills in half. which is quite comforting. and here's the best part... call now to get up to sixteen hundred dollars back or 12 months deferred interest on select lennox home comfort systems. offer ends june 14th. plus download our f
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with tracy and ashley as they walk into the studio. don't miss it. @ ashley: good afternoon, everybody, i'm ashley webster. tracy: i'm tracy byrnes. big gains for stocks but the market is on edge. the dow is now up, up about 11 points. it has -- 131 points. it has since bounced back. in the last hour it lost pretty much all of that in minutes on a bogus ap report about explosion at the white house. we'll look what those jitters say about the state of the this market coming up. ashley: outrage over faa furloughs and flight deys. lawmakers demanding answers from the white house. but those delays not stopping airline stocks from soaring. they're in the green today. we'll have all of that straight ahead. tracy: everyone is talking apple expected to report its first quarterly profit drop in 10 years. can apple do anything to stop the slide? we'll have a preview coming up. ashley: first at to the top of the hour, stocks back on track after a steep drop last hour. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. sandra smith is in the pits of the consider me. let's begin with ni
tracy byrnes and adam shapiro next on fox business. you don't want to miss that discussion. keep it here tracy: welcome back. i'm tracy byrnes, i'm adam shapiro. breaking news out of boston on the manhunt. the city is searching for 19-year-old marathon bombing dzhokhar tsarnaev. they are going door-to-door in watertown where they say the search is 60, to 70% complete. tracy: authorities are planning a contained explosion at a location in cambridge this afternoon. as you recall at this point a second suspect was killed last night in a shootout in with police. the suspects are believed to be brothers from the russian region in -- but both lived in the united states for years. adam: president obama has been tracking the boston manhunt from the white house. rich edson joins us with more on that. rich? >> the white house at this point says it doesn't want to micromanage the situation going on in boston right now. we do have more information about the older brother, the first suspect killed last evening. tham tam, did according to -- tamerlan tsarnaev, according to u.s. fox news returned from
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there is little reason to expect improvement anytime soon. he jones tracy and ash next. stick with us tracy: welcome back, i'm tracy byrnes. ashley: i'm ashley webster. fast acting and bipartisan, not two words you normally use to describe congress but they are fitting today. the house and senate quickly passing bills to stop faa furloughs causing nationwide flight delays. latest ahead. tracy: keep in mind they're leaving for break next week, so they need to get on planes. new warning signs on the economy, gdp rising only 2 1/2% this quarter. consumer sentiment falling to three-year low. we have pnc senior economist gus foshay here. he will tell us why much of the blame falls squarely on the government. ashley: one possible bright spot. gas prices. they are down more than a quarter of a gallon from a year ago. andy lipow tells us how low they could go by the summer. keep your fingers crossed. >> it is top of the hour. stocks are kind of mixed. gold and oil trading lower than expected on that expected gdp report. we have team coverage. nicole petallides on floor of the new york stock exchang
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, ashley webster who are walking in right now. stay with us. fox business. tracy: good afternoon, i'm tracy byrnes. ashley: i'm ashley webster. caution for the day ahead of tomorrow's crittoll jobs report. it had been up 75 points i should say earlier today. tracy: facebook's highly-touted launch is not a new phone, not an operating system but instead what mark zuckerberg calls, a family of apps. for the android phones of course. the stock is jumping on this news. we'll have detail ahead. ashley: oil prices tumbling for a second day, now trading below $9 a barrel, for first time in two weeks. former shell oil executive john hofmeister will tell us where oil is heading next. where he says americans could save big money on energy if only the government would let them. tracy: if only. the dow is up 33 points. top of the hour, time for stocks. lauren simonetti on the floor of the exchange. >> hi, traysy, hi, ashley. the market is trying to come back. nasdaq reversed course up by not much but well take it. materials, financials and telecom leading this market higher. for the week, struggling. ve
you can control this government from one house. tracy: what did you think of the way the president handled the question on how they got the solution to the furloughs and white lace? i is that such a challenge? lou: it is a challenge because it does not fit this president goals. these are the forgotten people. these are the vanished in the obama era. it will be in history because the republicans, quite frankly, have no one in their leadership capable of creating a strategy. that will be the test for 2014. it is also unclear, you know, as they listen to the president his little charming thing today -- it was none of those things. it was as if they were still too proximate to the white house press corps and dinner. a little too thoughtful about one another's questions and answers. there was no real contention between the questioner and the person called upon to answer. it is a tiring job. a lot of responsibility. when you spew rhetoric like redline and game changer when you are talking about foreign policy then you have to walk all of that crap back and try to be a rational man -- by
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estudiantes que se opone al gobierno y desmintiÓ, conocio a tracy y Él hizo el video. >>> es una persona que simplemente estÁ siendo un documental o estaba haciendo un documental en venezuela sobre toda la situaciÓn polÍtica del paÍs como cualquier periodistas como se puede hacer en cualquier parte del mundo donde existe democracia. >>> una publicidad publicada en varios periÓdicos mostraba como que la figura principal llamÓ la conexiÓn de abril, tracy desde octubre estarÍa en caracas, el departamento de estado norteamericano solicita informaciÓn al gobierno venezola venezolano. tracy vive favor en los Ángeles clifor f californ california. >>> no sÉ nada soy muy buen catÓlico mis padres tambiÉn y mes gusta la gente latina. es lo Único que sÉ yo. >>> pero por ahora tracy estÁ en la centro de la mÁs reciente investigaciÓn venezolana por conspiraciÓn si el primer detenido en este caso, el presidente nicolÁs maduro ordeÓo arrestar a todos. es el comienzaydetener a timothy tracy por saber mÁs. favor caracas venezuela francisco univisiÓn. >>> es una de esas historia que aÑo
to you, sir. [exciting jazz music] - tracy, congratulations on egot-ing. you got an emmy, a grammy, an oscar, and a tony. you are more talented than i. you're ready, mirror jenna. tracy, congratulations on e-- - the empire state building will be lit in the color of your choosing. - clear. - seaworld will now let you borrow a killer whale for spring break. - i'll need a whale saddle. - and steven spielberg wants you to star in his next movie. - kate capshaw's husband? - [sighs] - tracy, congratulations. i loved your acceptance speech. - tracy jordan asked me to accept this on his behalf because his mouth is full. - [muffled] pop tarts! - so i guess you've made it to "the next level." i look forward to seeing how this empowers you to make my life more difficult. - as am i, liz lemon. it'll probably involve a guitar-playing chimpanzee that i bought this morning. - no. - uh, hold on. dotcom is confirming that he drowned. - oh. - why are you putting me in a suit?
...lemon! is there any news about tracy? - as of this morning, he was still saving lives in africa. - i'm doing god's work here in africa. why, just yesterday, i kicked two naked people out of a garden. - but tracy, we need you here. - simba rafiki! click, click, click. yeah, that's right. i just put you in your place in african. - tgs with tracy jordan without tracy jordan is an oxymoron-- like "liberal government" or "female scientist." - or "princeton football." - we were 4 and 3 in ivy league play last year. our quarterback, henry chang-- it doesn't matter. the point is that without tracy, tgs is going on... a forced hiatus. - forced hiatus? okay. so what should i tell the troops?
. but at least one republican says not so fast. nbc's tracie potts is in very foggy washington, d.c., right behind her there. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: richard, good morning. believe it or not, the capitol is back there. i saw it a few minutes ago. as you said, the fog has settled over d.c. take a look also where we think the monument still is, we can assure you it's still there, but the capitol is here. and inside the capitol, they are going to be talking about immigration reform this week. it looks like one of the major sticking points which is a guest worker program so that people who are here illegally, but they've been working for years may be able to stay. business leaders and union leaders have come to an agreement on how to work that out. some republicans and one you mentioned, marco rubio, who's in that gang of eight that's been trying to come up with a deal here, says not so fast. it's not a done deal. we don't want this done in a rushed way or in a secret way. we still need to have hearings to make sure that the other 92 senators who haven't been involved in this
. - tracy jordan, the star of tgs and numerous films, has died. - no! no, it can't be! i'm not done with him, jacob! he stays on this side! - kenneth, tracy's not dead. nbc news makes obituaries for celebrities to have them ready. they're just updating tracy's to include his recent submarine d.u.i. - oh, thank goodness. say, do you think i could get a copy of that to show mr. jordan? that way, he can see his own funeral, just like tom sawyer! well, tom was a fellow from my town we accidentally buried alive.
committee members will be briefed by homeland security and the fbi on the boston bombing. nb krshs's tracie potts is in washington with more for us. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: richard, capitol police are telling visitors here expect more officers in the public areas today. some lawmakers have already been briefed. others get an update on this investigation today. >> the house will now observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of today's attack in boston. >> reporter: congress observing a moment of silence for boston's victims. this morning the capitol flag remains at half-staff. later today, the fbi, homeland security and intelligence officials brief lawmakers on what they know about the explosions. >> the most important thing is we do it right. we get the right information. >> reporter: lawmakers were quick to call it an act of terror, but the president specifically did not. he sent an fbi team to boston, promising justice. >> we will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable. >> reporter: there's a security perimeter around the white house and more
says it wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's why some lawmakers here on capitol hill say the u.s. needs to send a strong signal not only to the assad regime in syria but also to others who may be watching, and all that's underscored by the new violence there this morning. the country's prime minister survived an assassination attempt today. his convoy was bombed. there are varying reports of other deaths and injuries. now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act soon. >> for america to sit on the sidelines and do nothing is a huge mistake. >> more than just syria, iran is paying attention to this. north korea is paying attention to this. >> reporter: but what type of action? a no-fly
. tracie potts has more from washington. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. he's part of that g-8 here. gang of eight coming up with a new immigration bill that we expect to be introduced on tuesday, tomorrow. it is not amnesty rubio argued on those talk shows over the weekend. a compassionate but responsible way of dealing with the 11 million people who came here illegally and we saw some of their supporters out on the mall last week pushing for immigration reform but there are still concerns especially by conservatives that this was for more low wage workers into the system and that the border is not being dealt with first. let's also turn to gun control because that's another issue the senate is expected to deal with. likely a vote by wednesday or thursday on this compromise crafted by democrat joe manchin and republican at that time toomey. there is still conservative opposition. if this passes it could be a tight one. conservatives concerned about loopholes and about the fact that they say these measures won't stop criminals from getting guns. we do know, however, at least on
. >> yeah. >> stick with us. "markets now" continues. >> welcome back. already ori in for r tracy, and stock losses accelerating. the dow off by some 117 points. the nasdaq and s&p shedding more than 1%. blackrock's chief investment strategist will be tells us how he's playing the market in moments. >> serging demand for high skilled workers, 85,000 could be snatched up this days. many say breaking the limit helps the economy. closer look this hour. >> yogi could call it deja vu again. approve more home loans for people with weaker credit? critics claim it's a recipe for another housing crisis. sounds like it. i know what lou dobbs had to say in your hour earlier, had strong feeling, let's put it that way. stocks tumbling, dow up a hundred points, and, nicole? >> as you talked to me, i looked at the graph behind you, a blip of green right at the morning, even after we got into the adp jobs report, which, obviously, showed weakness in the private job sector, and the ism number showed services weak as well, and with that, put it together, and you see weakness across the board. now the dow jone
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. >> the month of march saw a slowdown in hiring. tracie potts is live with this. good morning. >> reporter: here are the best predictions from economists. 7.7% unemployment will remain steady. do we hit the magic number of 200,000? were that many jobs created or are we looking at a slowdown here? what will happen on capitol hill? the president took a 5% pay cut. might the people on the hill do the same? a lot of lawmakers have yet to decide. what we get in these job numbers today will go along with what looks to be a mixed bag of recovery at this point. take housing and home building. that area is still struggling, not yet at prerecession levels. there are other areas like the stock market that have seen a big boom this year. it's a mixed bag and we'll get another part of the story today with the jobs numbers coming out. >> we are watching for that, tracie potts, thank you. >>> u.s. intelligence agencies compiled a psychological profile of kim jong-un. he feels compelled to prove how tough he is. kim young unis believed to be 29 years old. much of his life is unyon. his image started as a young
there in presidential style. tracie potts is live in washington with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was there yesterday speaking to connecticut residents about the laws that they have changed, hoping that congress here will do the same. take a look as they landed here in washington with the president with the mission of coming to capitol hill today and telling members of congress that everyone in this country who buys a gun needs to get a background check. that's the one part of the president's plan that seems survivable, although it is still up in the air. and we've also learned that mayors against illegal guns, that's the group that mayor bloomberg is behind, has put out a new ad aimed at republican senator pat toomey. toomey is one of two senators, a republican and a democrat, trying to work on a compromise here, so they're leaning on him with the advertising. they're leaning on republicans who have said they will filibuster, not even allow these gun proposals to come to a vote, leaning on them as well. the white house also having an event there today. rich
undocumented immigrants living in this country. nbc's tracie potts is on the mall. tomorrow also could be a key day on this issue. >> reporter: right, dara, because tomorrow we could see legislation for the first time. this gang of eight, four republicans and four democrats who have been working for months now to come up with some sort of immigration compromise could get that legislation out as early as tomorrow. though we hear likely it will be next week. and then, of course, we'll have weeks of hearings and discussion after that. but today here on the national mall, we are expecting thousands, if not tens of thousands of people who want to see immigration reform happen. these are pro-immigration reform groups. many of them have come from all over the country. some 400 busloads, we're told, plus people who want to try to influence congress, not just to get it done but to get it done quickly. they've been waiting. the group of eight missed their deadline last month. quite frankly, this was something that was promised in the first administration. they're hoping it will happen this time around. d
debate. tracie potts is in washington, d.c. >> she was emotional talking about this in chicago. new poll numbers indicating 55% of the country supports stronger gun laws. by the way, the numbers break down along party lines. now, those are the numbers here in washington. we are seeing some of the emotion. washington full of emotion on gun control. senator joe manchin with families from the newtown, connecticut school shooting. >> i'm a parent. >> the first lady talking to students about the tragic shooting of hadiya pendleton. and on capitol hill. >> victoria soto, age 27. >> william leroy burton jr. >> a vigil reading the names of victims of gun violence. later this morning we will see if a threatened filibuster will stop or slow down a vote on the gun bill. a more likely deal struck by joe manchin and republican pat toomey would expand background checks on gun shows and online sales. it includes easing restrictions on interstate gun sales. >> you can pass all the laws that you want and the criminal element is going to sit back and smile. >> background checks include broad polls and in
sales. nbc's tracie potts is in washington. >> reporter: good morning. we saw her get choked up in chicago and aside from the emotion and we've seen that here in washington, our new nbc/wall street journal" poll numbers show 50% of the country supporting tougher gun laws. those are just the numbers. washington full of emotion on gun control. senator joe manchin with families from the newtown, connecticut school shooting. >> i'm a parent. >> reporter: the first lady talking to students about the tragic shooting. hadiya pendleton. >> i used them to use their lives to give meaning to hadiya's life. >> reporter: and on capitol hill, victoria desocietdesoto, . december 14, 2012. newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: later this morning we'll see if a threatened filibuster will stop or slow down a vote on democrats gun bill but a more likely deal struck by democrat joe manchin and republican pat toomey would expand background checks to include gun shows and online sales. >> to me this isn't gun control this is common sense. >> reporter: that deal also includes ease restrictions on interst
has sprung up around moms who want to look hot pushing a stroller, and even before. tracy anderson has built her brand around keeping celebrity moms fit both during and after pregnancy. >> really keeping our butt as lifted as we possibly can during the pregnancy. >> reporter: she trained hollywood a-listers and went into business with her client and friend gwyneth paltrow. but for most moms, looking like gwyneth isn't possible. >> don't you think you're partly responsible for kind of creating that standard that we have to look a certain way? >> i hate that actually. i really do believe that every single one of us is really beautiful, and especially we're beautiful when we're working to connect to our body, when we're working to be our personal best. i think that's beautiful. >> is it fair to expect women who have recently had a baby to get into shape so quickly. >> first of all, everybody's life is unique. as soon as your doctor releases you to work out, you have to start reconnecting to your body. what's hard is that you know what it's like to start working out again after being pregn
media blitz. tracie potts has more from washington. tuesday and wednesday will be a whirlwind day there. >> reporter: we're looking for action on both of these. now, when they hit the republican controlled house there could be resistance but before that, this week will see if gun control and immigration amendments and legislation can pass the senate where they were created. the gang of eight is expected to unveil their plan tomorrow. marco rubio was on seven talk shows in weekend pitching it. >> it creates a way for us to address the millions of people here undocumented in a way that's compassionate but responsible. >> reporter: even though four signed on this is by no means a done deal. >> this bill as we understand it on immigration will increase the legal flow of low-skill, low-wage workers. >> reporter: conservatives still insist deal with the border first. >> let's get those things done right now. we will deal with the 11 million once those things are done. >> reporter: on gun control the deal worked out by joe manchin and pat toomey expands background checks to gun shows and
marathon. tracie potts is live in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. some lawmakers not hesitating to call this an act of terror. the president did not. and you noted some congressional leaders have already been briefed. others get an update later today. >> the house will observe a moment of silence in the memory of the victims of today's attack in boston. >> reporter: congress observing a moment of silence for boston's victims. this morning, the capitol flag remains at half-staff. later today, the fbi, homeland security and intelligence officials brief lawmakers on what they know about the explosions. >> the most important thing is we do it right. we get the right information. >> reporter: lawmakers were quick to call it an act of terror. but the president specifically did not. he sent an fbi team to boston, promising justice. >> we will find out who did this. and we will hold them accountable. >> reporter: there's a security perimeter around the white house and more security throughout the city this morning. at airports and metro stations. but d.c. offici
. tracie, how might that play out there? >> reporter: well, it's not looking good for people who are backing this manchin/toomey amendment. remember, this is the compromise that democrat joe manchin and republican pat toomey came up with, expanding background checks to gun shows and internet sales, hoping to bring the two parties together. and, in fact, there are a handful of republicans, john mccain seems to be among them, who have decided to vote in favor of this. there are also a couple of democrats from conservative states who have decided to vote against it. and a few in the middle who are undecided or unannounced. and that is why we don't know exactly how this vote may go. but it looks like it's very close, but iffy. this was supposed to be the one part of the gun-control measures that actually had a chance of passing, assault weapons and others up for vote today likely won't. it came after an impassioned plea from former congresswoman gabby giffords and husband, mark kelly, and one of the things that they said, meeting behind closed doors with democrats yesterday was, if y
sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arrested in his home in tupelo, mississippi. the authorities were led there as a result of the investigation. three letters positive for the potentially dangerous and deadly substance ricin. wicker, president obama and the judge's all postmarked april 8th from memphis, according to authorities. what they don't know is why he did. there's little information, little evidence on what his motive could have been, what we do know, it's had a huge impact here on capitol hill. other offices including senator richard shelby checked after reports of suspicious packages. both here on capitol hill and back in local districts. nothing else found. but there's a heightened concern here after boston and what happened there on monday. plus, a court
. the move comes just days after the betters were intercepted in mail-sorting facilities. tracie potts is live with the details. >> reporter: authorities after an exhaustive investigation traced the letters to paul kevin curtis of tupelo, mississippi. he was arrested at his home in mississippi, as authorities try to figure out what the motive was here. three letters that tested positive for potentially dangerous ricin. the one sent to senator wicker never made it to capitol hill. it was intercepted. one sent to president obama was intercepted offsite. all of them postmarked april 8th. and all postmarked for memphis. what gave it away was the common signature. i am kevin curtis and i approve this message, at the end of the letters. the test on the first letter to wicker, had proved inconclusive. and the second one, as well. they're trying to figure out how potent this ricin was. and while it initially tested positive, the further tests by the fbi have been inconclusive. they ordered more as they continue to investigate. >> all right, tracie potts in washington. thanks so much for that.
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